1. Walk barefoot on the Beach. This is generally a lot more pleasant in the summertime, but you have to take your shoes off and feel the sand and the Ocean water at least once during your stay, regardless of the season.
2. Swim in the Ocean. The Atlantic water is warm during the summer and there is nothing more magical than an evening or early morning swim. I have spent hours on end in the water and come out refreshed and energized every time. Try it! With so many lovely swimming pools, it’s sometimes hard to convince people to just enjoy the waves.
3. Have your pictures taken on the Beach at Sunset; they will be the most flattering pictures you’ve ever taken. That special light will imbibe every pore with a new translucency and lovely hue. There is something magical about pictures taken on the Beach at Sunset or Sunrise. Just ask any model: most photo shoots in exotic locations occur at that time.
4. Have a picnic on the Beach at Sunset. I don’t need to elaborate on this one, do I?
5. Visit Brookgreen Gardens, the most enchanting outdoors Museum in the World.
6. Visit Broadway at the Beach. The shops and restaurants line the water banks. Take the boat from one side of the Lake to the other, or walk across on one of the bridges. Catch a show at the IMAX Theater, or interact with the fish at the Aquarium.
7. Catch a show at the House of Blues. Anyone who’s anyone in the Entertainment Business has played here.
8. Visit Market Common. I call it Little Europe in Myrtle Beach. Lovely shops, outside pubs and restaurants in a walk friendly atmosphere.
9. Visit Charleston. Only two hours away, Charleston is a city unlike any other, Southern charm at its best. Leave in the morning and return the next day for a perfect sojourn.
10. Catch a show at the Alabama Theatre, Carolina Opry or Dixie Stampede. This is Southern Entertainment at its best.
11. Catch Sunday morning service on the Beach at the end of Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. The service starts at 9am. The Sermon is lively, the Pastor is entertaining and the view is perfect (you’re on the sand, facing the Ocean).
12. Have lunch or dinner outdoors in any one of a string of restaurants in Murrells Inlet. My favorite is Creek Ratz. There is usually a small band playing, the food is good and watching the boats go by is delightful.
There are a thousand other things you could be doing in Myrtle Beach, so my little list is only the beginnning. You don't have to wait for summer to vacation here; come whenever you can, the sun will most likely be up and waiting for you. See you at the Beach!